Freshly Made Sketches 152

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Happy Wednesday!  Time to get ready for a new sketch from your friends at Freshly Made Sketches.  And speaking of friends over there, I'm especially excited to tell you that after spending the last month with Kim Singdahlsen as a guest designer we couldn't bear to see her go so she will be joining us permanently!  

This week our sketch is designed by Cindy Hall and it is truly a classic that you will love!   So lets get to it.

The first iteration of this card had me using some embossing paste that I colored with some Crumb Cake ink and a stencil to create the horizontal layer.  But after I let it dry I just wasn't feeling the love, if you know what I mean.  I love to add texture to my cards, which is why I used the embossing paste to begin with, so for the next best thing I grabbed this somewhat loosely woven burlap ribbon.  I got it on Etsy ages ago and I love how it's not perfect and just sort of adds some interesting detail.  I cut it short of the ends of the card so it would look a little more "natural."  

Then I had some trouble with with the layer where I stamped the flowers.  There was something missing and I couldn't figure out exactly what so I stamped off a chicken wire image and lightly went over the whole white layer but I still wasn't satisfied.  So I grabbed some black enamel dots.  When in doubt enamel dots or sequins will always save the day!

That's it for me except to say that you should check out the design team inspiration at Freshly Made Sketches then plan to join us in the gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Dandelion Dreams (Clearly Besotted Stamps); Textures 1 (Florileges Design)
Paper:  Kraft (Papertrey Ink); Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Whisper White (SU)
Ink:  Crushed Curry (SU); Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Enamel dots (Studio Calico); burlap ribbon

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12 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 152”

Claire said...

So pretty and delicate Jen - the burlap is the perfect addition and I so agree with you about the enamel dots!

LeAnne said...

Love it....burlap and chicken wire, how can you go wrong?!

Amy O said...

What a great combination of elements! I love the chicken wire, burlap and pretty flowers all together. And I totally agree -- enamel dots and sequins make everything better.

Linda Callahan said...

Soft, sweet and oh so stylish! Nothing like some perfect embellishments to make it shine!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

The burlap is the perfect addition to this pretty card!

Jen Brum said...

Such a pretty card Jen! Those flowers are so sweet and I love that burlap! So elegant!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love the sketch and your card Jen!

Karren said...

Seeing your beautiful card reminds me that I bought this set a few weeks ago and immediately put it away. I probably should use it... Anyway, I love the texture of the burlap and the softness of the dandelion panel.

Deepti said...

Fabulous! burlap is such a great addition to the design:)

Stampingcountry said...

Sharp card! Your burlap is the perfect compliment to your Stamped image.

Cindy Lovell said...

What a pretty card,Jen!! I love how you used these Stamps! The burlap and dots look so beautiful here!!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Beautiful! It's definitely all in the details. Blessings!